Americana Outdoors E-Magazine - May 2022

Prestigious Yamaha GNCC University Opens for 2022 Registration

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announced registration is now open for the 2022 Yamaha Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) University. All up-and-coming off-road racers and riders are invited to hone their skills with hands-on help and tutelage from some of the greatest ATV and off- road motorcycle racers of all time – both past and present. New for this year, Yamaha is providing bLU cRU scholarships to all attending students to cover the GNCC University’s cost of tuition. At the Yamaha GNCC University, students undergo an exclusive master class of off-road racing fundamentals led by elite racers, GNCC veterans, and their top racing mechanics, highlighting best sportsmanship practices, training, proper nutrition, race preparation, and more, along with hands-on technical riding instruction. “The Yamaha GNCC University is a fun and unique opportunity for both next-generation and current off-road racers to sharpen their riding and racing skills, while creating memories alongside reigning and previous champions,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s Motorsports group marketing manager. “This year, we’re thrilled to offer free tuition to all students, courtesy of Yamaha’s bLU cRU support

program, and look forward to welcoming racers to this one-of-a-kind experience put on with the aid of legends of the sport, our partners at GNCC, and the Snowshoe Resort to refine rider talents on and off the track.”

ATV classes will be led by: •

Walker Fowler, seven-time GNCC XC1 Pro ATV champion and current undefeated series leader. Johnny Gallagher, XC1 Pro ATV racer celebrating 27 years of racing at a pro- level.

Traci Pickens, 12-time WXC ATV champion.

Danny Fowler, Walker Fowler Racing team manager and owner.

Mark Notman, retired Pro ATV racer and elite Walker Fowler Racing mechanic.

Josh Merritt, XC1 Pro ATV racer.

Jeff Pickens, Vet A (30+) champion.

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